President of India to visit Bangladesh
New Delhi, Feb 28 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said President Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting Bangladesh from Mar 3-5. "Rashtrapatiji will pay a State visit to Bangladesh from March 3-5, 2013 at the invitation of the Government of Bangladesh. This will be the President's first visit abroad after his assumption of the office of President," said the MEA in a release.
During the visit, Mukherjee will call on Bangladesh President Md. Zillur Rahman, and receive the Bangladesh Liberation War Honour Award.
The President will also meet with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
"The Leader of the Opposition and the Chairperson of BNP, the Foreign Minister and the Finance Minister of Bangladesh would also call on Rashtrapatiji," said the MEA.
Mukherjee will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Dhaka at a formal Convocation Ceremony.
He will attend a Reception to meet members of the Indian community in Bangladesh.
He will also travel out of Dhaka to Bhadrabila in Narail District, Shilaidaha in Kushtia District and Mirzapur.
"India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Bangladesh and seeks a deeper and stronger partnership. The visit of the President would provide an opportunity to take bilateral relations to new heights," said the MEA.